Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus launch left the fans with mixed feelings. Even those who loved it, might have to replace their favorite headphones. If the death of the headphone jack was not enough, the AirPods were no good news either. The horribly designed headphones might not find many takers at the huge price of $159. Fortunately, there are already multiple alternative options available for those looking for a better quality and a cheaper price. Users also have the option of choosing between Lightning and wireless models. Here’s a list of 10 Best Wireless & Lightning Headphones For Apple iPhone 7:
Beats Solo3 Wireless
These were officially announced by Apple along with Powerbeats3 Wireless and BeatsX Earphones at the iPhone launch. The Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones offer 40 hours of battery life. And just like the AirPods, the Solo3 headphones sport Apple’s custom W1 chip so you can instantly connect them to a designated iOS device. The Beats Solo3 Wireless are priced at $299.95 and will be available later this fall.
Audeze iSine10 Headphones
Audeze was the first to come up with Lightning on-ear headphones in the market. The Audeze iSine10 Headphones are part of the recently launched iSine line. The iSine10 headphones use planar magnetic technology to create the illusion of listening live. The Audeze iSine10 in-Ear Headphones are priced at $399.00 and can be ordered from Audeze.com. Shipping starts in early November.
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
The lightweight wireless headphones are made out of stainless steel and real leather. They can be easily folded up for maximum portability. The Momentum Wireless come with state-of-the-art noise cancellation. Other features include aptX for Hi-Fi audio, NFC for quick Bluetooth pairing, and a 22-hour battery. The Sennheiser Momentum Wireless are priced at $499.95.
Libratone Q Adapt In-Ear Earbuds
These earbuds connect via the Lightning port. The Q Adapt earphones come with noise-cancelling capabilities and don’t need an additional built-in battery. The Libratone Q Adapt In-Ear Earbuds are priced at $179.00 and will be available in mid-September on Libratone.com. Shipping starts in early October.
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless Headphones
The new P7 Wireless headphones feature aptX technology for Hi-Fi audio and offer a battery life of 17 hours. The Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless Headphones are priced at $399.99. You can now pre-order the new headphones from Bowers & Wilkins or Amazon.com. Shipping starts on September 14.
Rowkin Bit Earphones
The stereo earphones are the smallest wireless earphones on the market. The built-in mic allows you to answer calls or talk to Sir). The Rowkin Bit Earphones will surely make you feel like a secret agent once in a while. However, the battery can only last for 3 hours of listening / talk time. These come in Space Grey, Silver, and Rose Gold color options. The Rowkin Bit Stereo Wireless Earbuds are available at $119.99 on Amazon in.
The wireless earphones come with a patented secure fit and sweat-proof capabilities. The battery can last up to up to 8 hours [4 hours on their own + extra 4 hours with a charging clip]. The Jaybird Freedom earphones are best for active users. These are available in four different colors on Amazon.com. While Apple.com exclusively offers them in Apple-approved Rose Gold and Space Grey color options. The Jaybird Freedom earphones are priced at $199.95.
Jabra Elite Sport Earbuds
The wireless earbuds also act as a fitness tracker. The Jabra Elite Sport Earbuds come with a built-in heart monitor. They also have a voice coaching feature that can be programmed using the app. The battery can last for up to 9 hours [3 hours on their own + 6 additional hours with a charging case]. The Jabra Elite Sport Earbuds are priced at $249.99. You can now pre-order them on Jabra.com. Shipping starts in November.
The Headphone by Bragi
The wireless earbuds offer 6 hours of battery life and come with a portable charger. The Headphone by Bragi are priced at $119.00. You can now pre-order the Headphone on Bragi.com. Shipping starts in November.
The Helix Cuff is world’s first wearable cuff with stereo Bluetooth headphones with a range of 25 feet. The stylish wearable was an honoree at this year’s CES Innovation Awards. The magnetic cuff is made from stainless steel. The earphones feature aptX technology for hi-fi audio. The earphones offer about three hours of listening/talk time. The Helix Cuff are priced at $169.00 and can be ordered now. Shipping starts this month.
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